2020 YP WEEK


YP Week is a series of carefully curated speakers, discussion panels, workshops and networking opportunities that celebrate the talent, insight and energy of young professionals in Lincoln, Nebraska, while also exploring the intersection between culture and city.




Motivation Madness with Jen Landis
Monday, September 21
12-1 | Virtual | REGISTER

How can you be brave and motivated despite the personal and professional hardships you have experienced in 2020? Join Jen Landis, founder of Pincurl Girls and lecturer at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, for an invigorating pep talk and learn how you can overcome self-doubt and grow your self-confidence to redefine bravery and motivation in your life. 



For-Eva Creative
Tuesday, September 22
12-1 | Virtual | REGISTER

Home is where the heart is - and our homes have become central to our lives in an unprecedented way this year. Learn from Eva Prettyman with Lincoln Home & Design as she walks us through how being intentional with our spaces can be not only a fun expression of ourselves but can optimize the way we perform in the outside world. 



My Story: Rooting for Rutabagas
Tuesday, September 22
5 - 6:30 In person | 5:30 – 6 :30 Virtual | REGISTER

2020 has encouraged us to be creative in many ways, yet it has also taught us to enjoy the comforts that make life enjoyable. Hear from Sara Brown, owner of Rutabagas, and how she creatively made a niche in Lincoln’s food community by offering flavorful, plant-inspired comfort food that will make the most carnivorous Nebraskans sit up and take notice. Limited in person attendance available, registration required. 



Wake & Shake
Wednesday, September 23
7 - 8 am | Virtual | REGISTER

Wake up and shake it up with DJ $PENCELOVE!  
We are bringing you an AM dance party that will take you, from the window to the wall….and down your apartment’s hall!!  And if you need a little more than just endorphins, we will hook you up with some smoothie recipes to get to endorFUNs. Bring your smoothie and get ready to shake your booty! Find your favorite silly straw or drink umbrella and make it a morning you will not forget with your favorite WAPs, that is, WIDE AWAKE PROFESSIONALS. 



Nonprofit Board Matching
Wednesday, September 23
11:30-1:00 | Virtual | REGISTER

Looking to give back to the community? Do you want to serve on a nonprofit board but do not know how to get started? Join us for an educational panel on how to match your skills and passions to local nonprofits boards. Also, meet and interview with local nonprofit organizations looking for new board members. This event is a great way to learn about nonprofits in the Lincoln community and possibly your next board commitment.



Hap-PIEDness Delivered
Wednesday, September 23
6 - 7 pm | Virtual | REGISTER

Relationships are powerful. They create a connection which can lead to expanded networks, new friendships, and loyalty. Break bread and connect with other Lincoln young professionals over dinner delivered by Piedmont Bistro. This is networking for all young professionals. Meal will include optional paired cocktails. 



2020: When Life Gives You Lemons
Thursday, September 24
8-9 am | Virtual | REGISTER

Adaptability and change have been the only constants in 2020. Hear a panel of local industry thought leaders on how they made the most of the unprecedented times that we all face. We will hear about how industries had to be creative working with the unemployment streams, how they reached and will continue to reach those unemployed and how they adapted to the change in these conditions.



While You Were Quarantined: First Looks
Thursday, September 24
12-1pm | Virtual | REGISTER

A lot has happened since you started working from home or continued to work during the global pandemic. Join us in an online tour of new or fresh spaces in the Lincoln community and how they adapted during COVID-19. We hope this session will help you find your new favorite place in Lincoln and help support local businesses.



YLLA Celebration 
Thursday, September 24
5-7 pm |
Robber's Cave Outdoor Event Space | 925 Robbers Cave Rd.
$15 | SOLD OUT
Join us as we recognize the outstanding efforts and contributions of individuals and organizations in the Lincoln during our annual Young Lincoln Leader Awards Celebration. We will hear from Lincoln Chamber of Commerce President, Wendy Birdsall, and all seven of our YLLA awards will be presented. 



Breakfast of Champions
Friday, September 25
8-9 am | Virtual | REGISTER

YP Champions are an indispensable part of the community’s future growth and success. Current YP Champions are welcome to attend and learn how they get more involved with Lincoln YPG in various committee and leadership opportunities. Young professionals looking to get more involved with Lincoln YPG and in the community are also encouraged to join to learn more about YP Champions and how it can expand your professional and personal network.



Congressional Forum
Friday, September 25 
12-1 pm | Virtual | REGISTER

2020 is the most consequential election of our lifetimes. Elections have a big impact on national and state matters and an even greater influence on local communities. Join us for a forum with congressional candidates, Kate Bolz (confirmed) Jeff Fortenberry (Invited) and to educate yourself on upcoming ballot initiatives.